I remember Otto, my little brother, taking me to midtown Manhattan in the early 70’s to introduce me to his new world.  We walked around and he did some street performing with his dummy.  He took me to a small place I think was called the Theater of Magic where he introduced me to his friends the sword swallower and Lady Estelline and a couple of other strange characters.  I won’t say that Otto fit right in, but it was close.  It was a magical experience and I envied his unique talents and lifestyle from then on.  He never took the easy path, but he created his own bumpy and colorful road.

Anyone who knows more about the Theater of Magic, please write!

Love and miss you, Otto…